Chris Gayle slams first double ton in World Cup history

Chris Gayle

After having a poor start to the tournament, West Indies opener Chris Gayle was back in form as he slammed the first double century in World Cup history.

Gayle, who could score just 40 runs in the first two innings of the prestigious event, made a mockery of the Zimbabwe bowling attack and also created history by becoming the only non-Indian cricketer to score a double ton in ODIs.

Gayle also surpassed the highest individual score in World Cup, previously held by Gary Kirsten. Kirsten had scored unbeaten 188 runs against off 159 balls against UAE in 1996 World Cup.

Apart from Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar are the only three cricketers to have scored a double ton in limited-overs cricket.

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